category: american

[UPDATE] International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), DATES CHANGED 4-5 DECEMBER 2014, Lisbo

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon
contact email: 
architlit2014@outlook.com

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

DAtes changed (please disregard previous version of this CFP)

International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s) (27-28 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon
contact email: 
architlit2014@outlook.com

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

Call for Contributions: A Virtual Underground Railroad

full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project
contact email: 
virtual.education.project@gmail.com

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project
contact email: 
virtual.education.project@gmail.com

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography

Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Formations
contact email: 
feministformations@email.arizona.edu

A Special Issue of Feminist Formations Co-edited by Jennifer Nash and Emily Owens

Detective Fiction and Emerging Technologies (NeMLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
beth.seltzer@temple.edu

This Northeast Modern Language Association panel will examine the relationship between detective fiction and technology, broadly defined.

Call for Papers - Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Studies Ulster/University of Ulster
contact email: 
genderstudiesulster@gmail.com

7th-8th November 2014, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, in association with Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network , and the UU Research Graduate School

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture (2/11-14, 2015 ; Abstract Due Nov 1) [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico
contact email: 
trayers.shane@gmail.com

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.
February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

[UPDATE] Extended CFP: "Picking Through the Trash"

full name / name of organization: 
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

***Extended CFP Deadline: August 31, 2014***

Performing Freedom, Troubling Race (NeMLA 2015, April 30-May 3, Toronto)

full name / name of organization: 
Maleda Belilgne/NeMLA
contact email: 
mbelilgn@umbc.edu

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language - Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Birmingham
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

ACLA 2015 CFP: Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison

full name / name of organization: 
Yu-ting Huang / UCLA
contact email: 
ythuang@ucla.edu

We are inviting papers for a seminar to be hosted at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington on March 26-29.

Shirley Jackson & Garlic in Fiction: (Still) Beyond the Gothic

full name / name of organization: 
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900
contact email: 
andersonwires@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to continue the conversation begun at the “Shirley Jackson: Beyond the Gothic” panel at the American Literature Association Conference in May 2014 in Washington, DC.

Reconceptualizing the Turn into the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays on American Literary History

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Goldsmith/Melanie Dawson
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu; mvdaws@wm.edu

Despite the substantial reconceptualization of the field of American literature in recent decades, century-based constructs typically remain in place throughout the field, particularly in relation to

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

2nd International Thornton Wilder Conference June 11-13, 2015 in Newport, RI; CFP deadline November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Thornton Wilder Society, Salve Regina University
contact email: 
jbryer@umd.edu

We are interested in proposals on all aspects of Wilder’s work––and on its relation to the work of other writers and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

Approaching Blackness: Beyond the Limits of Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for English and American Studies, American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
contact email: 
asgcongerence.berlin@gmail.com



Call for Papers: 13th Annual Students and Graduates Conference, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Approaching Blackness: Beyond the Limits of Representation

CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
weeksj@iupui.edu

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras

New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950’s and 1960’s at the Louisville Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
jsh115@case.edu

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: 19th Century American--NeMLA Toronto April 30-May 3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Travis/NeMLA
contact email: 
all submissions must be made through the NeMLA website (see description below)

Session ID: 15467
Session Format: Roundtable
Link to session submission: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15467

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

full name / name of organization: 
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
BEDMONDS@PRINCETON.EDU

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
University of Geneva, University of Bern, CUSO
contact email: 
kimberly.frohreich@unige.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers:
Cary Wolfe, Rice University

Mind and American Literature book series

full name / name of organization: 
Camden House Publishers
contact email: 
lsimon@skidmore.edu

 

Edith Wharton Review

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

The _Edith Wharton Review_, a peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed journal is currently seeking submissions.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Health" by 12 Oct 2014

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.

aspeers will, therefore, dedicate the topical section of its eighth annual issue to "American Health."

Alice Munro and visibility of Canadian Literature in Europe (abstract before September 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Revue Etudes Canadiennes / Canadian Studies
contact email: 
francoise.le-jeune@univ-nantes.fr

The Revue Etudes Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies, (n°77 February 2015), seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro’s short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Feuerstein and Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo
contact email: 
childhoodandpethood@gmail.com

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
contact email: 
springsteenstudies@gmail.com

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen.

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
Helen.Lewis@witcc.edu

PCA/ACA 2015 National Convention
April 1 to 4, 2015
New Orleans, LA

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